much of the business world. i'm dana, along with kimberly, bob, and greg. this is "the five." after last night's senate sweep and historic wins by republicans, this afternoon, finally, the moment we have all been waiting for, the president's reaction. >> obviously, republicans had a good night. and they deserve credit for running good campaigns, every elect shung is a moment for reflection and i think that everybody in this white house is going to look and say, all right, what do we need to do differently? but the principles that we're
fighting for, the things that motivate me, every single day and motivate my staff every single day, those things aren't going to change. >> the president's press conference, kimberly clocked in at an hour and 13 minutes. >> and it was exhilarating. >> and you were riveted into television. let's just hear our reactions and i think i will save bob for last. >> i thought he hit the right tone begrudgingly, he tries to set up so i will work with them, and i could count on their cooperation, now he's going to have to back whack up what he s. whether he wants to admit it or not, the party and the presidency took a beating last night. >> the question was, what did you think about last night's elections? >> i'm talking about the -- >> he didn't talk about anything he wants. >> i'm anxious to say. >> you don't have to correct him, kimberly, i like that
reaction. >> i want to talk about the president's comments right now as a reflection on what happened last night. is that okay with you? >> i was just trying to be helpful. >> thanks, bob, i appreciate your cooperation. the best part was that he wanted to drink some kentucky bourbon with mcconnell. my overall impression last night was it was a big, big win for the republicans, i don't think anyone can deny it, i thought it was an incredible movement in the right direction, but they cannot squander the game, they better show that they deserve it, they have earned it and now pay it forward. >> eric, when new hampshire was called early and republican scott brown did not win, were you starting to get nervous for the republicans? >> mcconnell was called real early, so everybody was like okay i see where this is going to go. and then georgia was call fairly early, they thought it was going to be a runoff, then the florida
governor's race, if this is going to be a big wave, how is crist going to give scott a run for his money in florida. it's just one after the other, they turned, they turned, governor's races in blue states falling one after the other, those are all indicators, and you can see the ground swell happening. can i just touch on president obama today? >> sure. >> he still will not admit that his policies, he said it before, i'm not on the ballot, but my policies are, and he will not admit that the american people stood up and said we don't want your policies, we want to go in a different droekation. he continued to say, he talked about things like isis, immigration, minimum wage, he's going to push through' hiss policies, even though the american people said, hold on, slow down, we're not necessarily on board with all of them. >> when you look across the races last night, so there was the senate that was obviously very important, but historic gains in the house, 24in the
house, also state legislatures all across the country, you saw huge gains, and a lot of improvements on the ground game for republicans, but they weren't sure, this is like the first test of whether they had improved in that area, that needed a lot of help. >> all right, all those things are facts, it's not projection, it's not imagine what if that happens. it happened. that's why i look so forward to the press conference, which got started almost on time, which is the first time in a long time. >> this is the change we were hoping for. >> the gop wins, early wins for gop. everyone most people who are clear thinking describe it as a thumping. to quote your ex-boss. so i think i'm the last optimist left to think that the president's going to see this and it's going to change. i'm not filling it up with any accomplishments, except challenges in falling short, i'm hoping that he's going to say here's what we're going to change, i called mitch and this is what we're going to do, we have had problems in the past, i've got to put it behind me.
executive action is coming down the pike, all my policies are going to stay the same, if you don't give me what i want you to give, it's just going to sit on harry reid's desk. the questions were great, jonathan karl and others. the questions were grate. and then i'm wondering, it's been a minute, has he answered anything? after an hour, i thankfully had to go, i had an interview. i was looking so forward to it. the president is not getting the message, and there's no one strong enough like a david gergen to say, i have been down this road before. >> watching some of these returns, some of the things were not surprising, like you, i think thought that new hampshire would go the way that it did. but the other ones were a little bit more surprising, especially because of the margins. >> a couple things, first of all, the democrats ran into,
this is not -- you know, people are going around -- this is a historically what happens, but you had an unpopular president, and you had red states running for the most part in a low turnout, that means disaster for the democrats and it was. now, the question is, on the margins, did you notice that every one of those close races ended up being five, six points for the republicans? which means that nearly every undecided voter broke at the end against the incumbent. >> they broke against democrats, all right, fine. the question is, what happens -- what else did we learn from this thing? we learned that in my view that the map is found to be colored permanently. we now have red, we have blue and we have four states -- >> what about colorado ro? >> i was about to say, there was four of them, there's north carolina, there's virginia, there's virginia, north carolina, florida, ohio and colorado.
that's it. now the rest of these states are now locked in. if jeanne shaheen can survive that last night, new hampshire will be a blue state. now the question now is, who's going to win over those states? and now the legislature is there and the governor's there, it's a mixed bag, in colorado you have a governor that survived barely. >> you mentioned virginia, which had been a red state then a blue state and back and forth. and ed gillespie, we told you here on "the five" to watch that race. it's still not called. would you put virginia in that category as well? >> let's get back to that press conference, we have a sound bite for you from major garrett. >> mitch mcconnell said and i quote, that if you in fact use
your executive authority to legalize a certain number of undocumented workers, it would poison the well, in the after math of last night's results, that the verdict rendered by voters should stop you or prevent you from taking that action. they will ask you to repeal the medical device act. >> my executive actions not only do not prevent them from passing a law that supercedes those actions, but should be a spur for them to actually try to get something done. on keystone, there's an independent process, it's moving forward. and the -- i'm going to let that process play out. medical device tax, let me take a look comprehensively at the ideas that they present, let's give them time to tell me. i would rather hear it from them than from you. >> eric, that's not exactly how the founder has envisioned
america, right? the congress is supposed to pass the law, and the president is supposed to sign it or veto it. >> he said i'm going to use any executive power, the pen and the cell phone like he promised. now the senate now, the house and the senate don't like it, they can go ahead and pass a law that will end up on his desk anyway, and he'll still be able to say, i'll choose the executive order that i signed, or if i don't like that one, i'm going to veto that one. to then they'll say you're overstepping your bounds, we're going toism peach you. and if it does create jobs and it does allow gas prices to come down. >> i'll give him that, some of the other things i think they're going to have a hard time with. keystone pipeline, just my gut reaction, he may be willing to
do that. >> you start small, with a medical device tax, which he's got democratic support for. >> you would think if it gets there, my plan has to get financing somehow, some way. >> one the american people overwhelmfully want immigration reform and they want people who are here to get in the back of the line, but get a way towards citizenship, they made that very clear. on minimum wage, red states, five states all voted for minimum wage. >> and how did the governor -- >> can you let me finish for a minute? thank you. i was magnanimous last time. i didn't jump in there. i think the pipeline is going to be a -- i think he will approve the pipeline, but you're going to get minimum wage, and there's a federal minimum wage. you're getting a completely different story. >> this is going to cost how
many jobs? >> none, zero. >> the nonpartisan people, i forgot the names of the group, came out and said it's going to cost 500,000 jobs, from the congressional budget office. the cbo, excuse me. >> look, it is, you're right, it is individual states, but the states are looking at this and they're going to pass minimum wage laws, whether you like it or not, it's g going to happen. >> i'm okay with it on a state by state level. that's the way it's supposed to happen. >> the states that passed it did not do a oneside size fits all approach. they passed laws that are going to sit for their state. that's what the federal objection is. kimberly, let me ask you this, president obama has suffered two defeats in the midterms, it's 2010 and now 2014. >> i think this one hurt more. >> what could the president do to not be a drag on democrats in 2016? is there anything he could do in the next two years that could actually help democrats rather than hold them back from wins? >>s there, attitude change,
attitude change. >> you don't think her heard attitude change in the press conference today? >> i think that was a little bit of feigned attitude change and i would like to see him work on something specific, put his money where his mouth is. there are a few things that he can do that make sense for the country, that aren't going to hurt him, but shows that he's being a little bit more conciliatory, that he's going to work for the other side, the air again send executive authority and say okay, i'm listening to the american people, democrats can count on me too, i'm no longer going to be a burden to you. i don't know that he's going to do it. i still think -- ed henry stepped in, like i said yesterday, do something, like just move a little. show a little flexibility. >> you think the president will do anything in the white house, or at least as in senior management or something that will give him a different direction, a new way of looking at the world. >> there's going to be a lot of people that are going to jump
ship, probably pretty quickly. the judiciary committee is in the hands of the senate, and there's a lot backed up. the good news for the democrats is that their base, hispanics 2-1 again for the democrats. >> i don't think it's -- bob, i think you have to look at greg abbott, the new governor of texas, 34%. >> on a national vote, it was about the same as it was. and young people -- but if they had the turnout that they had two years ago, none of it comes with a loss. >> that doesn't happen in the midterms. >> but what i think obama needs to do, he needs to have these guys out on friday and say there's three things we can work on, tax reform , immigration an one other thing. >> trade promotion authority. >> are you going to stick around for the hour that we're to have on trade promotion?
>> we heard from the senate's next majority leader. >> number one, they're not with the direction of the administration. but at the same time, i heard a lot of discussion about dysfunctionation in washington but maybe there's some things we can agree on. the first thing i need to do is to get the senate back to normal. and that means working more, let me make it clear, there will be no government shutdowns and no default on the national debt. >> love it. and the one thing that the president said in this news conference he gave earlier is that he has found mitch mcconnell to be a man of his
word, that if he says he can get something done, it's true. >> mitch mcconnell was minority leader, when president bush lost the majorities in that midterm. one of the things the democrats did was that they said they were going to refund the war. and pelosi -- president bush didn't lose a single one of those votes, he's an excellent parliamentarian, he's a creature of the senate. i feel like daddy's home. i think it's going to be really solid. on friday, what should they do? god gave you two ears and one mouth and you should use them accordingly, use them in proportion. i think on friday when president obama invites you down, they should do a lot of listening, they don't have to tell president obama everything they feel at the moment, they should
just go and be respectful and listen, at least to establish some basis of trust to work together i think that would be good. we have not talked about the problems in the middle east in the past couple of weeks, but they are dire and getting worse and the president is going to need republican support in order to do the right thing there. >> so how should the presumptive minority leader use this new power. >> many people on the right respect mitch mcconnell. i like what he said, number one, repatriating funds of offshore funds, american companies doing business offshore, leaving it there, because if they bring it back they will be taxed at 35%. president obama said i would also like to entertain that, that will be one way they can get it together and have a bipartisan agreement to make the economy better to create jobs.
great idea. mitch mcconnell, he's got to wait and see what happens. already there are people on the right taking shots. he is the presumptive, but he's definitely not vote in the yet. >> it's presummitive. >> i think he made a mistake when he went public early on when he said my goal is to make sure president obama is a one term president, of course everybody in the opposite party wants to get their guy in there. i'll go with you, dana and do some listening, but one thing about if the, when you talk to lawmakers, i would say hey, listen, you want tax reform, here's our plan, it came from the house, tell me what you like about it and don't like about it. here's what i would like to do with the defense budget, here's what i would like to do with the military budget.
so specifically after them. i think it's important not to -- don't get people to say look at the back biting and look at how petty they're being. show respect for the office, but also show we got a mandate, mr. president, it's a new law and order scheme and we have to pays attention to it. because you can't go on. that press conference today made me feel as though it's going to be another two years of nonstop filibuster. >> like sticky taffy, stretched out. you just want to eat it. enough. bob? >> i'm a parliamentarian, and the only person i can think of that makes harry reid look exciting. it's not a guy who's going to get in front of the cameras and feel like they have a daddy in charge. >> he's not an aerobics instructor, bob. what's wrong with boring? i like boring. >> of course you do. >> it's nice to have a senator who's not running for president. someone who actually wants to do the work.
>> what he said last night in his acceptance speech, he said i understand that the president's world view did not change tonight. mine did not either. maybe you can work with somebody who can understand. you'll never see mitch mcconnell come to the senate floor and complain about tom stier over and over again. i think boring is exactly what -- >> i found that to be encouraging, i just don't frankly think it's the republicans. >> there is something he said is very interesting, to go back and appeal that nuclear option, which would mean it's a more debated laws and bills that passed. >> i just have one quick thing to to add. are you done after six years of doing everything the president
said? because oa lot of people lost their job because your voting step was locked in with the president. who will go along with what agenda and see if there's other people besides joe manchin that can be reasonable on the other side. >> how refreshing, we actually have somebody who gets something done. >> you just led the way for the republicans to earn back the majority in the senate. that is a big deal. >> he did that? >> you can definitely say that he was the leeader of that, absolutely. he's been working tirelessly on that. >> that wasn't easy. whoa, whoa, whoa. don't move. our reactions and results of some of the races we have been talking about for months here on "the five." that's next. plus greta van sustren finally got an exclusive interview
welcome back. in case you haven't heard, republicans have seized control of the senate. they gained seven seats last night and they may be gaining even more, races have not been called yet in virginia and alaska and louisiana's going to have a runoff next month. in the house, republicans have a gain of 14 seats, and expand the majority to the biggest in a decade. and the victories didn't stop there, in the governor's races, republicans defended seats in the electoral states of wisconsin and florida and scored huge upsets in deep blue states like illinois and maryland. we're going to go around the table very quickly. we're going to pick onedana, th want to highlight. >> elise stefanik, she's 30
years old, she will be the youngest woman elected to the congress. she's a friend of mine, she used to work in the white house, she was the assistant to chief of staff josh bolton. she won handily in the general, she outmessaged him, she raised a ton of money and she was able to bring that home, so there was a lot of energy that she brings to the congress and i wish her very well. >> you want to comment on the youngest female congressman being a republican? >> i think that's terrific. >> fantastic. brian? okay, have a little dialogue over virginia, dana parino is the only one that i knew of who said i think ed gillespie has a great chance in virginia. and the guy th and. >> rolled their eyes, said that was stupid. >> didn't say stupid.
but dreamed that you were so friendly with him. turns out. he was down double digits four weeks as, then single digits, then his internal poll showed he was up one. i was like wait a second, i don't think that's right. the republicans didn't support him because they didn't think he could win. only joe trippi came out and said he doesn't have a big enough lead and northern virginia hasn't come in yet. i wrote i wrote him and i asked him, what do you think the reason is? he said i translated all my campaign ads in seven different languages, i went to places nobody else went to in virginia, i united the tea party. he said in the end, he went 56,000 miles over ten months, he did in the a blue collar way and he loved it. >> had the republicans known it could have been that close, that might have been another pickup. i think there was no outside money coming in. >> that's what larry sabideaux said.
>> there's one more comment on that, he was an organizer in politics and he organized very, very well this time around. in fairfax it was low, in norfolk it was low. he did a good job. >> too bad they didn't put a little bit of cash in it. but you're absolutely right, he could still win, it would have been nice if he was the last box checked. he will be amazing to serve this country and if he doesn't get in this time, it won't be the last we hear from him, for sure mine is kind of like a crowd pleaser, joni ernst, very exciting candidate, i think she's going to be for many years to come, she's going to be one of the female faces of the republican party. people found that the way she campaigned and her candor refreshing. >> just think how good the hogs feel. >> the castration ad was also exciting, come on, she's a vet, she's commanded her own unit. there's a tremendous amount to
like about her, she's got a great leadership style. >> the more separate democrats republicans that once served i think is better for the country. >> my home state has elected republican governors in the past, this was a big surprise, and it wasn't necessarily a low turnout, it was places like montgomery county, where it's 43% for the democrats, getting very small on that and said something about the democratic candidate. >> is it the candidate or are the people of maryland becoming a little bit more red? >> no, they're not becoming more red, they're tired of the corruption. >> and taxes. it was definitely a vote against o'malley who raised their taxes so high. but where did you hear that people should pay attention to the maryland governor's race? it was in my one more thing. you think i have a crystal ball? >> why don't we do the dana's
predictions now, we used to have the swame thing. >> just very quickly, the race that i wanted to highlight was mia love in utah, we love mia love, she's fantastic, she's now congresswoman mia love, you may end up seeing her as senator mia love at some point in the future. democrats aren't the only ones down and out, the main stream media are down and out as well. leave out to them to -- >> opposing the president's policy, is not a policy, specifically what can republicans do with this party? >> the republican brand is still very damaging, you look at the exit polls in both political parties are looked at very negatively. this wasn't a vote for them. >> the mood is nasty, the mood is exactly what we have been talking about all week, they don't like republicans and they don't like democrats. this is not just a referendum on
obama. >> cbs networks must feel the same way because they chose that remark right there to tweet it out. dana, can you believe the negativity coming from main stream media? >> i can believe it. but here's a couple things. of course we all know that congress has one of the worst approval ratings and so does the media. but look at some of these race where is we have been talking about the different types of candidates. joni ernst, ed gillespie, runs an optimistic campaign, and i think the conventional win aal they got to cover a lot of different things not just politics. if you are reading more outside the main stream, you have a better sense of what's going on and you have a better handle on what could happen. >> why is it you're such a nice guy, you're sitting here, you're very even keeled, you watch the main stream media, they're like
crybabies. >> you got three democrats, they're not political analysts, whatever they r i love bob schieffer by the way, but i think that, listen, they're going to say that kind of thing, but there is some truth to it by the way about congress. but you can't look at it any other way than we got our asses whupped, it's as simple as that, we're going to whup their ass next time around. >> i would say this, i just took about 25 calls in a three-hour radio show. and most of the people were angry and they wanted revenge. they weren't like, hey, now we're in power, let's reach across the aisle. >> be humble and get to work. >> next on "the five" how did the 2016 contenders do in last
author of the best selling book george washington's secret six, which is now available in paper back. >> it's shameless. just shameless. you got a great book there, but it's shameless. >> is there anything worse than reading the paper on live television? >> he plays solitary. >> listen, i'm hanging on every word, go ahead. >> a bunch of 2014 candidates that got help on the campaign trail from politicians who may be candidates themselves in 2016. for example, chris christie, rand paul and jeb bush. and hillary clinton, her
husband, former president bill clinton also unable to work the magic for the dems. >> bill and hillary clinton have been all over the place, they're making it out that they're somehow better than the democrats. and in arkansas they campaigned heavily and in iowa. the facts are the facts. did the clintons help their ticket? so far i don't think they have. >> you saw the number of candidates, bob, did hillary clinton hurt herself? >> moses couldn't have done much for those campaigns. rand paul is running for president. obviously he's going to take a shot at her. that was a good place to take a shot. >> what do you think? >> i think she probably helped marginally. >> how could she feel better about her prospects. >> rand paul was spot on, he nailed it first, everybody's talking about the races and paul
puts it together. hillary and bill clinton, they were campaigning all over. it doesn't help. president obama called it a shellacking last time. this is another coat of shellac. >> you think bill couldn't hurt people? >> it didn't help. hillary clinton needs to show that she can help people who help themselves. chris christie helped himself, and scott walker won three elections in four years, wow, that puts him on the map. >> and dana parino, out of those people who look like they're going to be on the stage next year -- >> as part of the cycle, as 2006, the conventional wisdom was that the two candidates for president were going to be hillary clinton and rudy giuliani. we don't know what's going to happen. i do think a couple of things did hurt the clintons, they probably don't care too much about those red state where is
they lost senate states. however, governors of florida, ohio, colorado and new mexico, it's important to have -- your party in the governor ship and it can help you. but there's one person i'm going to put on the radar screen, i think governor bill haslem is swu someone to watch. >> before we go to you kimberly, you could tell governor christi was in the campaign mode. i asked him about ranked paul calling him out. >> i am what i am. >> they get what they give. and that's what people in my state and of course this country have gotten to learn about me, that's who i am. and i'm going to be direct and honest and blunt about how i feel about things. and i think, you know, people will judge me up or down based on that. but i don't worry about that kind of punditry analysis. >> it is what it is, they're
both vying for the title. >> he is -- rand paul has campaigned all over the country, he was tireless. it didn't matter who was running the republican, he supported them. he really got behind mitch mcconnell which definitely helped in kentucky. >> i just wanted to finish really quick. and i think they did very well. rand paul did very well. but it never hurts when bill clinton shows up at an event. the scatter shot was about collecting chips for 2016 in case she runs. >> 94% of the republicans and the independents, 10% to the republicans, same thing they did in 2006 for the democrats. those are numbers and those are real. >> we're going to play it back slow. >> i think i did a heck of a job in that segment. >> we do love your book. it's a very good book. >> you cut into my segment by about three minutes. >> kimberly did, she went on and
utahans have made a statement that they're not interested in -- >> the youngest woman ever elected to congress. there were some democratic accusations of the gop war on women. this election, charles krauthammer thinks they were in the back party. >> i think this is the end of the war on women and the democrats have lost it. they tried it, as we saw famously in colorado. it probably helped to defeat senator udall because he became an object of ridicule, and once you get to that stage, it's over. >> the democrats overplayed this war on women? >> i don't think they overplayed it, maybe they thought it was the only -- >> if i get it added together, i
think it was mary landrieu on race, what's her name in texas and udall in colorado. democrats didn't play the race card nor did they play the woman card. >> you just defeated yourself, you said they didn't do it. beyond saw they would that's the way we play. >> just as a general rule. >> you're admitting it? >> in general, can you name me somebody like landrieu who made those kind of mistakes? you don't want. we collectively added those things, so we could say, there's the democratic party. >> there was the cory gardner was going to -- in colorado, they're playing the war on women there. i just want to say that we took one cut.
>> how about texas? >> if i could edit this thing like these guys edit it -- >> what about your comment on joni ernst, what about that? >> you got everything. >> you tell me, name me some examples. >> okay. >> there's four, that's four out of five people running. >> dana, you go ahead and name me some others besides -- >> i'm not falling for this tactic. this is what i will say, you couldn't remember the name of the democratic gubernatorial candidate. i do think that the war on women as it was defined by democrats, but coming up in 2016, in a
presidential election, where more single women would vote. it was a bigger piece about the government will be your backstop because there's not enough men in the world that are -- women, you can stand on your own. >> i'll say this, single women voted big for democrats, men voted big for republicans, it's not going to change, there is a gender gap.
be the majority leader, he's exciting, this is a time of destiny for your republicans, take it, history will record if you don't do it. >> is that your november surprise? >> eric? >> more proof there's no renoir on women. here's a 17-year-old sarah blair who was in -- who was on fox and friends in may, watch. >> texas is the best ranked state for business and i really want to see west virginia do that because i have watched too many kids my age have to leave the state because they can't find a good paying job and i want to bring business back to the state of west virginia. >> there's no war on women in the republican party, is there? >> no, not at all. >> now that is 18-year-old west virginia state lawmaker sarah blair, keep your eye on her, she's up and coming. >> i've got a good one for you, because no one has worked harder
to release our marine than greta van sus strengthtren. take a look. >> i was thinking, hopefully these guys are going to be considerate and caring, and understanding. but, you know, i startrted feelg the things just something shift there. you know, they were very helpful and then it shifted. and then it -- i knew, this could be bad. >> all right, brian? >> my thing is in this very studio, condoleezza rice came into the studio and we had to chance to talk about a bunch of things including this election and including the race card being played. here's a preview of what you will see tomorrow on fox and friends. >> the united states of america
has made enormous progress in race relations and it is the best place on earth to be a minority. the idea that you would play such a card and try fearmongering, among minorities, just because you disagree with republicans, that they're somehow all racist, i find it appalling, and as a republican black woman from the south, i would say to them, really? is that really the argument that you're going to make? >> my one more thing got cut because of all of them. it was about dirks bentley, see him tonight on the cmas. >> it is thursday, november 6th. that woman dragged off the street in that violent abduction reuniting with her family right
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moments ago she was reevunited with her family. >> she was abducted grabbed off the sidewalk. this morning her abductor set to face a judge. lauren green is here with the details. >> good morning heather and ainsley. car lea karlesha gaitser is safe with her family. the man who abducted her will make a court appearance. >> she was vie p lently abducted on the street. they found the 22-year-old woman outside of baltimore in her ladies and gentlemened abductor's car. >> when the subject exited the vehicle he was taken into